John Maher

Much of the discussion of the impact of the internet on defamation law is framed around what life was like before it was invented. Yet anyone of colle(...)

Lord McAlpine (right) has won a libel lawsuit in London today against Sally Bercow, wife of the former House of Commons speaker John Bercow. Photographs: PA Wire

Alistair McAlpine, the former UK politician wrongly identified as a paedophile by the BBC, won a libel lawsuit in London against Sally Bercow, the (...)

A Union flag flies at half mast over the Houses of Parliament, and next to the Big Ben clock tower, after the announcement of Margaret Thatcher’s death. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

In the first World War, the chimes of Big Ben were silenced for two years lest they give guidance i(...)